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Working Towards Carbon Neutrality in Michigan Dining: Assessing the Impact of Sustainable Mondays

  • University of Michigan (MI)

In Fall 2018, the University of Michigan publicly pledged to a carbon-neutrality initiative. This pledge addressed carbon emissions from energy production and purchasing, but did not consider Scope 3 emissions ...

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Strategic Planning of Energy Retrofits That Drive Cutting Edge Projects in GHG Reductions

  • Humber College (ON)

In 2014, Humber College (Toronto, Canada) faced a challenge familiar to many institutions. Despite years of incremental energy efficiency gains, large reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions remained ...

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Paper and Plug Load Energy Reduction: How Focusing on two Issues Broadened our Reach

  • Red River College (MB)

In the current climate of fiscal restraint faced by many post-secondary institutions, it can be challenging for Sustainability Offices to advance their reach and impact with new programs and initiatives ...

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Wood Bioenergy: Carbon Neutral or Worse Than Coal?

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

As a growing number of institutions, cities, states, and nations work to achieve rapid decarbonization, many are turning to wood bioenergy. All forms of bioenergy are considered to be carbon ...

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Affordable Renewable Energy for the Developing World that is Creating Jobs

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

In our world, there are currently 1.3B people living with no access to electricity. The lack of electricity can have negative impacts on their education, communication, safety and even ...

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Partnerships for Dramatic Energy Use Reduction On-Campus & Off

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

In most urban areas, buildings contribute at least 75% of local greenhouse gas emissions, representing an opportunity to reduce energy use through benchmarking, conservation, and efficiency. As a result, a ...

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Achieving Resilient, Low Carbon Campuses via a Sustainable Economic Model

  • Pratt Institute (NY)

We are developing a Roadmap to achieve a resilient, low carbon campus as well as upgrade our infrastructure, and have been working to find private partners who can help us ...

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Tax Incentive use for Expanding Resilient Solar Power Infrastructure in Economically Depressed Areas

  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)

Mr. Baker will lead a discussion of how solar power avoids wholesale energy costs, it also saves on non-energy costs related to distribution networks, generation capacity, and, in particular, transmission ...

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Local Power: How to Partner With Local Investors to Install Renewable Energy Systems on Campus

  • Luther College (IA)

This session addresses the following question associated with the conference theme: 'How can higher education most effectively collaborate with business, government and civil society to create a sustainable economy?' The ...

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Economies of Scale - Reducing Overhead and Increasing Efficiency Across the Organization

  • University of Vermont (VT)

At colleges and universities everyone consumes energy, from the underground classrooms up to the president's office. But only a few of the staff are accountable for the incurred energy ...

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Stronger Together - Aligning Milwaukee's Institutions and Civic Agencies for Large-Scale Renewables

  • Marquette University (WI)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Urban land use, regulated utility markets, and up-front financing play into the challenges for renewable energy in Milwaukee, WI, as it does for many institutions across the country. On-site installations ...

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Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Utilities and Energy

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas is one of the largest universities in the country, experiencing significant growth while fulfilling a mission of world class teaching, research, and ...

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Broadening the Impact of Renewable Energy Purchases: A Case Study

  • Low Impact Hydropower Institute (MA)

Current trends in the renewable energy market, particularly in the growing PPA procurement segment, have focused on energy usage and supporting new development. This limited focus has been directed primarily ...

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The Energy Challenge at IUPUI

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)

The IUPUI Energy Challenge is a brand-new engagement program between the buildings on campus to reduce their energy use. This is achieved through encouraging behavior changes of the people who ...

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Making the Case for Campus-Wide Energy Monitoring and Student-Led Initiatives for Implementation

  • Creighton University (NE)

We present the case for campus-wide energy monitoring, a community-engaged energy dashboard, and how these initiatives become feasible with student leadership. At Creighton University, we have developed a holistic, detailed ...

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Data, Data, Data: Longitudinal Importance of Assessing Student Energy Behaviors

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • NORESCO (NC)

UMass Dartmouth has partnered with NORESCO for eight years on a behavior change program called Energy Conservation Through Behavior Change® as a part of a larger energy savings project. The ...

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Vampire Energy Slayers 2.0

  • University of San Diego (CA)

The Vampire Energy Slayers program was first developed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). At the University of San Diego, we have embraced the program and aim ...

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University of Denver's Renter Efficiency Program for Students

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Renter Efficiency Program for Students (REPS), at the University of Denver, provides free energy audits to students who rent off campus. The audits consist of teaching the tenants about ...

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Building Envelope Energy Performance Ranking & Archetype Energy Models: A Case Study

  • Morrison Hershfield (ON)

The University of Victoria (UVic) is undergoing a capital planning process and commissioning a comprehensive building investigation to prioritize and plan envelope rehabilitation work across their portfolio, intending to incorporate ...

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Low Carbon Electrification

  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)
  • Creative Energy (BC)

As Institutions across North America continue to expand, they are struggling to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets due to the significant capital investments required for net zero construction. Many institutions ...

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On the Cutting Edge: Great Results From New Approaches to Behavioral Change Cues

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Lucid (CA)
  • Kriegh Architecture Studio (WA)

The next frontier in energy efficiency is occupants and how they interact with the buildings. Once we have the prescriptive things like codes and building envelopes done, it's about ...

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Understanding Decision Making for Building Energy Efficiency at a Higher Education Institution

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The built environment provides significant opportunities to lower greenhouse gas emissions by increasing energy efficiency (EE). In the United States, campuses have been major beneficiaries of EE programs and services ...

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Solar Energy Systems: Site Assessment of Eureka College

  • Eureka College (IL)

Students in the Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors at Eureka College are required to complete both an internship for college credit and a capstone course to earn their degree ...

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Campus Energy Master Planning: Innovations and Best Practices

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • ICF International (VA)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

Hundreds of colleges and universities have publicly committed to carbon neutrality, with over 120 targets in the next 15 years. How are schools addressing often the largest source of emissions ...

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Using Technology to Achieve Sustainability

  • University of Mississippi (MS)

Numerous academic and residential buildings, thousands of people subsisting together, and various facilities to support the establishment, it won't be wrong to compare a college campus to a small ...

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Energy Performance Improvement: Energy Savings and Occupant Awareness Program at Texas A&M University

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Utilities & Energy Services (UES) Division at Texas A&M University strives to bridge the gap between implementing energy conservation measures and its success through increasing occupant engagement and empowerment. UES ...

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An In-House Energy Dashboard: Challenges and Achievements from Oregon State University

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Digital energy dashboards have proven to be a convenient tool for energy data management, analysis and reporting. Dashboard software can be leveraged to not only support campus operations, but also ...

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Energizing a Growing Urban Campus: Taking Data to Implement Energy Savings & Sustainability at UW Tacoma

  • University of Washington, Tacoma (WA)
  • McKinstry (WA)

How do you take conventional building system surveys, upgrades and sub-metering data to the next level: comprehensive energy savings and genuine campus sustainability? How can you empower meaningful sustainability stewardship ...

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Exploring Deep Decarbonization on a Research Intensive Campus

  • California Institute of Technology (CA)
  • Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (WI)

Caltech is a private research university located in Pasadena, California, whose mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. For the past decade, Caltech ...

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Bioenergy & Land Use Meetup

  • Colgate University (NY)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Second Nature (MA)

The University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute (UNHSI) and Second Nature are facilitating a Bioenergy Working Group that is looking to answer the following questions: - Are biogenic emissions carbon neutral ...

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Partners in Greening the Economy: Clean Energy and Electrification on Campus and in the Community

  • Weber State University (UT)

For sustainability, we collectively need to green our economy to improve environmental and human health and wellbeing. One aspect of this larger process is to shift to clean energy sources ...

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Lots of Watts: Building an Energy Cohort to Buy Big Renewables

  • Lafayette College (PA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

As campuses face climate action targets, or seek to manage energy budgets, large-scale renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) have emerged as a practical and cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse ...

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Incorporating Stakeholder Values: Assessing Renewable Energy Options at Portland State University

  • Portland State University (OR)

To determine options for renewable energy development and procurement, the Campus Sustainability Office at Portland State University (PSU) turned to it's Living Lab program to engage students in this ...

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Committing your campus to 100% renewable energy

  • Environment America (MA)

It's 2019. We have the power to harness clean, abundant energy from the sun and the wind, and we can do it more efficiently and cheaply than ever before ...

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Preparing and Implementing an Energy Master Plan

  • St. John's University, New York (NY)
  • Antares Group Inc. (MD)

The Energy Master Plan completed for the St. John's University Queens campus provided a Roadmap for the campus to meet the GHG and energy reduction targets as a member ...

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The Future of ENERGY STAR in Higher Education

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)
  • RE Tech Advisors (VA)

This networking session will focus on the support ENERGY STAR can offer to colleges and universities to help improve building efficiency. We'll recap the recent work ENERGY STAR has ...

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An Introduction to the Role of Race, Class and Gender Issues on Campus Sustainability Work

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This introductory session explores the powerfully important ways that dynamics of race, class and gender (RCG) impact the efficacy of our campus sustainability work, and then suggests how a racial ...

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No Sustainable Economy Without Conversations About 'Unsustainable' Race, Class & Gender Privilege

  • Hackman Consulting Group

While attention to the ways dynamics of racism, classism and gender oppression target people of color and native people, poor and working class people, and cisgender women and trans* people ...

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Social Justice Connections: Mapping Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on Campus and in the Community

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Examining connections between sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts is essential for advancing environmental sustainability and social justice together. The AASHE Advisory Council's Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee ...

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Exploring Allyship and Connections Between Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion & Social Justice

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)
  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)
  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)

No one inherently knows everything about diversity and inclusion work, but this work can also be a challenging place to experiment, because mistakes hurt others and in this space, impact ...

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Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin: Two Ways of Making Things Right

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

Named for an Ojibwe phrase which translates to 'two ways of making things right,' Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin draws from Bemidji State University's (BSU) Sustainability Office, Department of Languages and Indigenous Studies ...

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Institutionalizing Environmental Justice

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Are you looking to implement environmental justice at your campus but unsure how to start? How can environmental justice programs and services be institutionalized in higher education? Over the past ...

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The State of Race: Unpacking Racism in America Today

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

As overt racism has intensified across America in recent years, it is important to have meaningful conversations that center race at AASHE. Diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives are becoming popular ...

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Gender Pay Assessments Ensure Co-Created Economic Empowerment for Women Too

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

No matter how you define it, women are generally paid less than men. In the United States, for example, the unadjusted average female's annual salary has commonly been cited ...

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Infusing Equity into the Future We Create

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

How do we use our power within our institutions to help create a sustainable future for all, not just for some? Recognizing that climate change and economic transformation affects communities ...

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Tokenism versus authentic inclusion: Evaluating equity efforts within sustainability programs

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

Colleges and universities can be key players in increasing DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) in traditional environmental careers and pathways. But how well are we serving our students of color ...

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Social Incubators in Sustainability Projects for Stronger Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Social incubators are an effective inclusion practice for sustainability initiatives, building social capital and social networks that can raise up submerged voices and counter hidden entitlement networks. Through research over ...

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Inside/Outside: Advancing a Socially Just Campus Sustainability Agenda from All Sides

  • Auburn University (AL)
  • Hackman Consulting Group

This session addresses the ways campus sustainability offices can utilize 'inside' partners and 'outside' experts to further its socially just sustainability work. Far from being a perfect formula, this session ...

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Considering Low-Income Students in Sustainability

  • Central Community College (NE)

Lower-income students are more likely to feel the impacts of climate change and are less likely to be major contributors of carbon emissions. Despite this, many climate change solutions focus ...

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Digging In: Specific Examples of Including Diversity in Sustainability Work

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • Central College (IA)

We all have to make sure the sustainability movement is not a white, elitist movement. Join two Sustainability Directors as they share their successes, challenges, and lessons learned through integrating ...

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